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ADOPTED! Double the fun

BJ and PeeWee are 8-year-old Schipperkes who are seeking a family with room for two!  These inseparable sisters will keep you laughing as they play together with their favorite squeaky toys.  At 8-years-old, they already know the ropes and understand basic cues like "sit" and "come."  You'd never guess that they are 8-years-old, despite the cute gray beards they've both developed.  These two are quite spunky, outgoing and play off each other's energy in very silly displays of play. 

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Time is running out to apply for flood assistance

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The deadline is fast approaching to apply for flood recovery assistance from the federal government. If you want to apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance for damages from June flooding, the deadline is September 15, 2008.

You can apply online here or call FEMA's toll free line at (800) 621-FEMA.

Just under 38,500 Wisconsin registrants have applied for help from FEMA. The agency has provided over $48 million to Wisconsin residents and households and about $29 million in loans to small businesses has also been approved.

Calling all Veterans

News you can use, Veterans issues

 

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a meeting this week at Fort McCoy to provide information on the various benefits and services available to our fine Veterans. It’s called the Supermarket of Veterans Benefits, and takes place Friday, September 5.

Here are the details.  

Results of Labor Day 5K Run/Walk

Community Events


And they're off! Participants of the Labor Day 5K Run/Walk begin the race.

The Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department sponsored a 5K Run/Walk at Kulwicki Park on Saturday, August 30th.  The results of nearly 50 participants are now available.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND 5K RUN/WALK
                       Kulwicki Park, Greenfield, WI
                         Saturday, August 30, 2008
                                   5 - K

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It's School Time

It’s back to school time. Parents are cheering, kids are griping, and the Greenfield Police are going to help get those kids to school in a safe manner. It’s time to give yourself a little extra time to get to work because of school busses, school crossings, and school zone speed limits.

Remember:

-School zone speed is 15mph
-Pedestrians have the right of way if they are in the crosswalk, especially if being escorted by a crossing guard
-You must stop 20ft from the front and rear of a stopped school bus displaying its’ flashing red lights and you may not proceed until theflashing red lights have stopped.  If it is a divided highway, vehicles traveling in the opposite direction of the school bus do not have to stop.
 
Violations of these laws can not only be costly but can injure or kill. Every year kids are injured or killed by violators of these laws when they are trying to get to or from school. Let’s keep our kids and roads safe by following the laws and being attentive drivers.

ADOPTED Have room for two?


Calvin and Hobbes will exceed your every expectation when you visit them at WHS. Large in both size and personality, it's hard not to fall for these confident, affectionate and outgoing cats. Hobbes has a luxurious coat of thick fur, so perhaps that's why he's first to greet you at the door. This kitty LOVES being groomed and will need brushing to keep his coat healthy and shiny. Calvin is never far behind Hobbes and will eagerly crawl into your lap for chin rubs and neck scratches.

These amazing cats have lived together their whole lives and have formed a deep bond of love and friendship. We don't want to split them up. Do you have the room in your heart and home for two? See them at www.wihumane.org.

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Register Now For Annual Community Walk Event

Community Events, Fitness, Konkel Park

 

The City of Greenfield Health Department and Parks & Recreation Department are once again co-sponsoring a community walk event for all ages to promote walking for your health.  This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 20th at Konkel Park.

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Fall is just around the corner

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The calendar says we still officially have about two weeks of summer left. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says the changing color of leaves will begin in some areas, can you believe it, next week.

SCAM ALERT!!!

The following scam comes from the state crime summary:

Con Scheme Targets Seniors

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The Children of Greenfield Need You

The Greenfield Police Department is looking for a crossing guard. We currently have 4 full time guards and 1 substitute but would like to add another substitute.  The substitute’s job is to fill in when the regular guards can not work due to illness, vacation etc. The normal schedule for crossing guards is about a ½ hour in the morning (usually about 8:30am till 9:00am) and a ½ hour in the afternoon (from about 3:30pm to 4:00pm).  Times vary depending on the school. The guards are paid $7.50 for each ½ shift they work.  Substitutes usually work at least one shift per week. 
 
  All new guards are trained by each of the full time guards and you’ll spend at least one day at each of the school crossing guard locations. Guards are provided with the basic equipment including traffic vests, raincoats and handheld stop signs.  
 
If you’re interested, pick up a standard application at either City Hall or The Greenfield Police Department, fill it out and turn it in at the PD to the attention of Sgt. Young. 

Reminder: Today is deadline to apply for flood assistance


If you want to apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance for damages from June flooding, the deadline is today, September 15.

You can apply online here or call FEMA's toll free line at (800) 621-FEMA.

Dogs in tuxedos, anyone?


Cruise on down to Pier Wisconsin for a lovely evening of good cheer and good deeds for our four-legged friends. Benefiting the Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies, the Paws & Claws Gala will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2008.

Emceed by The Biggest Name in Milwaukee Radio, Phil Cianciola from 620 WTMJ, the annual fundraiser for the Wisconsin Humane Society boasts an impressive array of silent and live auction items, Bartolotta’s finest fare and live music. You’ll meet cats in ball gowns and dogs in tuxedos! There’s even a raffle and the top prize is sensational!

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State help for job seekers

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The state of Wisconsin has an online job center to assist the unemployed find work. The website operated by the state Department of Workforce Development features county-by-county job listings, job fair postings, and assistance for creating quality resumes. For employers, the website has a search feature to help them find applicants qualified for their open positions.

You can visit the website here.

Rec Dept. Now Accepts Discover Card For Payment

P&R Office

The Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department now gives you another option for payment of programs and services we provide.  In addition to Mastercard and Visa as acceptable forms of credit card payment, the Parks & Recreation Department now accepts Discover cards.  When paying for programs and services in our office, or registering for programs by mail or fax, you now have the option of paying with one of three credit cards.

A love story: Antony & Cleopatra

Meet two very special cats. Antony, a British Shorthair and Cleopatra, a Maine Coon mix, are both 8 1/2 years old. They are also best friends and we want to find them a home for two!

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Save what remains of the County Grounds


In the late 1990s, former County Executive Tom Ament proposed selling more than 300 acres in the County Grounds Northeast Quadrant (see map). Almost overnight, “Save the County Grounds" lawn signs were everywhere!

This outpouring of public opposition led to the creation of a Northeast Quadrant Land Use Plan that set boundaries for a business development zone of approximately 66 acres on the west end of the property and set aside approximately 55 acres of naturalized parkland in the middle of the property. To create holding ponds to address flooding, the easternmost section of the property was allocated to the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District.  This plan was developed by Kubala Wasatko Architects and served as the consensus plan representing all interests.  

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Good-humored Gloria


Gloria is a gorgeous 10-month-old Pit-Bull mix. A sweet-tempered girl, Gloria is full of friendliness. She is enormously affectionate and would be a very loving companion animal. She likes nothing more than a nice game of fetch and some playtime outdoors. Gloria has good manners and is quite polite.This well-behaved Pit Bull mix would fit in perfectly with a family who is happy to make the commitment for training, exercise and of course some time spent snuggling. Like all of the dogs at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Gloria has been spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated. Crazy about Gloria? Check her out on our site, which is updated every 30 minutes, so you can always see who is available for adoption before you drop in to visit us at 4500 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. 

Fire Safety for Citizens-Part 3

Fire Prevention Week is fast approaching, October 5-11, 2008.  One of the topics discussed during this week is Making a Fire Escape Plan. 

In the event of a fire, remember-time is the biggest enemy and every second counts!  Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly.  In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire.  It only takes a minute for a house to fill with thick black smoke and become engulfed in flames.

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